Modest Muslimah is crowdfunding to make their programs accessible to all young Muslim women. Muslim Link spoke with Nayaelah Abdussamad Sedeke about how she has created a space to empower and inspire Muslim women in Ottawa. A student at the University of Ottawa and an aspiring entrepreneur, Nayaelah co-founded Modest Muslimah to fill a social gap she and her sister identified.
What do women who wear the niqab and women who choose to go topless in Canada have in common? Both make a lot of people very uncomfortable. Both have had their rights upheld by Canadian courts. And, both may be overreacting against real or perceived attitudes towards female sexuality.
Camp Inspyred is back for another year, offering young Muslim women from Ottawa a unique camping experience. Registration for the Camp is currently full but fundraising is ongoing in order to ensure that campers who require financial assistance to attend the camp can be covered. Muslim Link interviewed the Camp Inspyred team about their vision, their fundraising, and their plans to further develop their initiative in the future.
Garden of Scarves has been open for a year now and the business is gaining a reputation for offering quality scarves to Ottawa’s discerning Muslim fashionistas. The store also specializes in the sale of attar (scented oils) and incense for connoisseurs.
Muslim Link has been following Lebanese Canadian Batoul Hreiche's journey as a Carleton University journalism student. That journey is now over and she reflects on her time as a CBC TV intern and her plans for the future.